The University of Calabar has been equipped with a Police station that also has a functional cell; while a naval base will also be built on the main campus in Calabar , the Cross River State capital , to curb all forms of crime there.
This was disclosed by the institution ’ s Vice Chancellor , Prof. Zana Akpagu, at the 32nd convocation media briefing on Tuesday.
“Security is our number one priority . Security on campus is watertight . Times have changed . Secret cults have assumed a very dangerous dimension.
They are not the secret cults we used to know.
“ The ones we have now are very deadly. We have zero tolerance for cultism .
That is why we now have a Police station on campus .
“ The Police station will have a functional cell .
Anybody who runs afoul of the law will be thrown into the cell.
We don’ t have to take him outside the campus .
“ The state Commissioner of Police , Austine Agbonlahor, has come and inspected the station , ” Akpagu stated at the briefing .
“ We have also applied for a naval base to be established here.
You know , the university is bordered by the Qua River through which four of our lecturers were kidnapped .
“ The Chief of Naval Staff has approved a naval base and a jetty for us .
That is how seriously we take security , ” the VC added .